Events Archive

Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in Fall 2016 classes with the Start Now! event on Saturday, June 4, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Littleton and Castle Rock Campuses.

Start Now! will provide all students who have applied to ACC - but not yet registered - with the opportunity to complete new student orientation and basic skills assessment while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration during this one-day session.

For more information, please call 303.797.5637, email or visit our Start Now! page.

Downtown Littleton Art DistrictJoin us at the ACC Art and Design Center on Friday, June 3, for the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Downtown Littleton Art District is a collaborative effort between the City of Littleton, the Arapahoe Community College Art and Design Center, and the numerous galleries in the downtown Littleton area.

Enjoy fine arts and crafts while you shop at participating galleries.  Start at the Depot Art Gallery (plenty of parking will be available).


The Community Education Student and Instructor Art Exhibition begins today with an opening reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Today's festivities will include light refreshments and music by the ACC(h)ord(e) Ensemble.

The exhibit runs through June 27.  Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.  Hours of operation:

MONDAY - FRIDAY:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC is located on the first floor of the ACC Annex building.  For more information, please contact Bobbi Shupe at or call ACC Community Education at 303.797.5722.

The ACC Career and Transfer Center will host its You Graduated! Now What? job search workshop on Wednesday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. - Noon in Room M3720.

Have you graduated?  Are you planning to graduate in the next couple of semesters?  In the current job market, those who conduct the most effective job searches are the ones who succeed with transitioning from college into the workforce.

Learn more about:

  • interview preparation
  • job search strategies
  • resumes and cover letters
  • effective use of the Internet when searching for jobs online

Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance through ACC Career Connect or by contacting the Career and Transfer Center at or 303.797.5805.

Arapahoe Community College's 2016 commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Orchard Road Christian Center at 8081 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village.

Plenty of seating will be available, and graduates are encouraged to invite as many guests as they would like.  Tickets are not required, and the ceremony typically lasts about 90 minutes.  Additional instructions will be sent to graduating students the week before the ceremony.

This year's featured speaker will be John Hall, and the student speaker will be Stephanie Swiler.

John HallHall is now in his 12th year as a full-time faculty member in ACC’s Multimedia, Graphic Design & Illustration program.  Hall, who was selected as the 2015 ACC Faculty of the Year, also garnered Distinguished Faculty honors in 2011-12.  A co-sponsor of Progenitor (ACC’s art and literary journal), Hall also serves on ACC’s Marketing Advisory Board and Adult-Learning Focused Institution Task Force.  Furthermore, Hall is a Studio ACC mentor (MGD Department’s internal internship program) and a Co-Chair for the MGD 2:2 State Discipline.  Hall, who also taught as an adjunct at ACC between 1995-04, earned his BFA (concentration: Graphic Design) from Colorado State University in 1982.  He and his wife, Terry, have one daughter (Emily Lundberg – 26) and two sons (Scotty – 22, Adam – 20).  Hall’s hobbies include crafts (wood, fabric, screen printing, hand lettering), the outdoors (hiking, cross-country skiing) and traveling with his family.

Stephanie Swiler`Swiler began taking classes at ACC in the fall of 2013, completed her degree requirements (AAS - Medical Laboratory Science) in the fall of 2014, and participated in the May 2015 Commencement Ceremony.  During her time at ACC, Swiler earned three separate scholarships from a single essay - ASCLS-CO/CACMLE/CLMA, Kaiser Permanente and Mark Hopton.  Swiler has been employed at Banner Health - North Colorado Medical Center since 2003.  She passed her boards and was hired into her current role as a medical laboratory technician early in 2015.  Swiler is currently studying for her American Association of Bioanalytics (AAB) board exam as she pursues continued career advancement at Banner Health.  Originally from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, Swiler resides in Evans, Colorado, with her husband, John.  The couple has a son (Brad, 24), a daughter (Tasha, 22) and a grandson (Devon, 6).  Swiler enjoys the outdoors and hiking with her family.  Her hobbies include crocheting, belly dancing and writing.

For more information, please contact the ACC Graduation Coordinator Allison Lemmertz at or 303.797.5630.

Ron KientzThe Arapahoe Community College Music Department proudly presents a performance by the ACC Choir (directed by Ron Kientz) on Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Waring Theatre.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at or 303.797.5867.


Cecil Lewis

The Arapahoe Community College Music Department proudly presents a performance by the ACC Jazz Ensemble (directed by Cecil Lewis) on Friday, May 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Waring Theatre.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Dr. Hidemi Matsushita at or 303.797.5867.

Start at ACC.  Go anywhere!  Get the knowledge you need, on a campus close to home.  All we need is you.  Come see who we are and what we can do for you at our open house.  RSVP / FULL DETAILS

For more information, or to inquire about accommodations, please contact ACC Recruitment Specialist Michael Godbehere at or 303.797.5908.

The ACC Parker Campus will host a summer send-off BBQ on Wednesday, May 4, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The spring semester is almost over and summer is around the corner.  Join ACC President Diana Doyle and celebrate the end of the semester and enjoy a BBQ cookout at the ACC Parker Campus.

For more information, please call 303.734.4822.

The ACC Library & Learning Commons will be hosting therapy dogs on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Having a RUFF day?  Paws and take a break with the therapy dogs.

For more information, please contact ACC Public Services Librarian Casey Lansinger at or 303.797.5772.